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    June 24: 1979: Lucinda Lynn “Cindy” Schaeffer was the first victim of the serial killer team of Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris. They kidnapped her in Redondo Beach, raped her and then strangled her with a coat hanger. Bittaker was sentenced to death and Norris was sentenced to life in prison and will be eligible for parole in 2019.

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Woody Dewey Woodard murder 12/1/2016 Birmingham, AL *Natasha Michelle Kendrick, Shannon Larae Hester and Bartholemew Shaid Williamson charged with his murder*

Woody Dewey Woodard obituary
67-year-old Oneonta man found slain in Birmingham hotel
Woman charged with murder in strangle death of man at hotel
Woman arrested, police seeking another suspect in connection with Birmingham hotel homicide
Lawmen capture Jeffco murder suspect in Blount County woods
3rd person charged in strangulation death of 67-year-old man at Birmingham hotel
Trio indicted in strangulation death of 67-year-old man at Birmingham hotel

Shannon Larae Hester
Bartholemew Shaid Williamson
Natasha Michelle Kendrick


Deadly Duo: Lawrence Edward Cannon and Jennifer Elam charged in the murder of their landlord, Mary Ring, and living with her body for about 2 weeks


Mary Ring

Pinellas County Couple Killed Landlord, Lived With Body For Weeks: Police
Clearwater pair killed landlord, lived with body for two weeks, police say
Body hidden for two weeks after pair fatally shoot Clearwater landlord, police say
Police: Tenants killed landlord, lived with body for two weeks
Florida pair accused of killing landlord, living with body for two weeks
Tenants arrested after death of landlord in Clearwater
Police: Tenants killed landlord, lived with body for two weeks


Lawrence Edward Cannon
Jennifer Elam

Monsters Among Us: Four are charged with beating and setting on fire 83-year-old Dorothy Dow during a home invasion

Dorothy Dow

Dorothy Dow obituary
Funeral arrangements announced for elderly GA woman brutally attacked in home invasion
Great-grandmother beaten, burned in her home dies weeks after attack
Elderly Woman, Dorothy Dow, Beaten By Burglars Then Set On Fire
Elderly woman who was burned, beaten during home invasion dies
Elderly GA woman brutally beaten, burned during home invasion dies
Georgia 83-year-old attacked, set on fire by group who may have helped pick blueberries from her yard, police say
Murder charges filed against 4 suspects charged in elderly woman’s beating death
Potential Death Penalty for Justin Pierce Grady and Cortavious Deshun Heard in 2016 GA Murder of 83-Year-Old Dorothy Dow


Justin Peirce Grady
Cortavious Deshun Heard
Shanquavious Keontrell Cameron (not charged with murder)
Mina Christine Ellery
Angel Latrice Harmon

Helen Jones murder 1/4/2017 Arlington, VT *Police still investigating, no suspects yet*


Helen Kelly Jones obituary
Woman slain in southern Vermont
Police investigating suspected homicide in Bennington Co.
Irish woman (81) ‘brutally stabbed to death’ during burglary at her home in the US
State Police release more information on Arlington homicide
Savage murder of elderly Mayo woman in Vermont leaves cops baffled
Community on edge after homicide

Deadly Wives: Barbara Ann Scott killed her husband, Benny Scott, because he needed too much care; Sentenced to life in prison

dv awareness

Benny Scott
Benny Scott

Cops: Grandmother Kills Husband, Buries Body In Herb Garden
Polk woman indicted in death of husband found buried in herb garden
Wife charged: Buried husband was bound, shot in the head
Police: Woman Shot, Tied-Up, Buried Husband
Wife Who Buried Former Oklahoma Man In Garden Charged With Murder
Jury Picked for Trial of Wife Accused Of Killing, Burying Lake Alfred Man
Daughter, Medical Examiner Testify at Lake Alfred Woman’s Murder Trial
Grand Jury Indictment Leads to Arrest of Murder Suspect Barbara Scott
Barbara Scott found guilty of first-degree murder in husband’s death
Lake Alfred Woman Found Guilty of Killing Husband, Burying Him in the Backyard
Central Florida woman gets life for killing husband, burying him

Deadly Women: Granny Got A Gun


BarbaraScott prison mug

DC Number: 156502
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 218 lbs.
Birth Date: 07/02/1947
Custody: CLOSE
Release Date: DECEASED

Linda Cheryl Johnston murder 8/3/2016 Wheaton, MD *Basement tenants, who are now missing, may be persons of interest*

Linda Johnston
Linda Cheryl Johnston

Woman, 72, Found Slain in Wheaton Home
Police: 72-year-old woman found dead inside Md. home, homicide investigation underway
Woman, 72, is killed inside her Wheaton home, leaving friends stunned

Linda Johnston home
Linda Johnston home

Monsters Among Us: Edwardian Dion Davidson charged with the murder of 89-year-old Frank Boguck

remembering the victims

Man charged in attack, robbery of elderly couple in Sterling Heights
Elderly man attacked in own driveway, dies from injuries
Warren man likely to face murder charge after man dies
Man charged with beating, robbery elderly Sterling Heights man
Sterling Heights man, 89, dies a week after assault

Edwardian Dio Davidson
Edwardian Dion Davidson

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